Episode 142. Kiarostami’s Koker

Sit back and enjoy the ride as Alex and Jonathan talk through the road-trip style films of Abbas Kiarostami in Where Is the Friend’s House? (1987), And Life Goes On (1992), Through the Olive Trees (1994), and Taste of Cherry (1997). We discuss the way Kiarostami blends truth and fiction, how he uses long takes to provoke deeper thought from the audience, and the detailed attention he pays to the way people interact with their environment and each other.

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Skip to: Where Is the Friend’s House? (7:56), And Life Goes On (24:33), Through the Olive Trees (42:19), Taste of Cherry (55:24), Overall (1:15:53), Coming Attractions (1:31:54)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Coming Attractions – Otto Preminger

Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick

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